District Initiates Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Process

On July 24, 2017, Council approved the terms of reference for the Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Select Committee, appointed Councillor Geselbracht to the Committee and approved staff proceeding with recruitment. Council also approved staff applying for grants to assist with the: economic development strategic plan, community branding project and funding for a temporary Economic Development Officer.

The Committee has been meeting with staff and the consultant since November 2017 to provide the consultant with input and feedback, review information provided by the consultant, and advise Council on matters relating to the development of an economic development and community branding strategy. Committee members include Chairperson Wendy Campbell (resident), Councillor Will Geselbracht (Council), Sarah Wallbank (Village Core Commercial Sector), Deb Melenchuk (Industrial Park), Darwin Mahlum (Development Community), Doug English (resident), Ronnie Jackson (resident), and Councillor Tom Bob (Snaw-Naw-As - Nanoose First Nation).

Visit lantzvillebeyond.com, or contact the Project Team at 604.228.1855 ext. 6 or by email at colleen@ecoplan.ca.

NEW Visit lantzvillebeyond.com/our-updates/ to see the results from the Selecting Economic Actions Workshop held May 15, 2018. Do you work-from-home or run a home-based business in Lantzville? We want to know how we can better support you! Take the 3-minute anonymous survey here by June 18, 2018: bit.ly/LZhomebiz.

Click here to read the LANTZVILLE: Beyond Business As Usual - Economic Action Strategy + Place Branding Project Update Report - May 2018

Thanks for attending!

What: Selecting Economic Actions Workshop

When: Tuesday, May 15th 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #257, 2nd Floor, 7225 Lantzville Road

While the purpose of the first Open House in March was to generate creative ideas and get all opinions out on the table (i.e., throwing things wide open), this event was focused on prioritizing the ideas based on impact and feasibility (i.e., narrowing things back down to a realistic list).

At this event we:

  • Collectively decided on a short-but doable list of actions
  • Discussed implementation: how can we make these actions into reality? What barriers do we need to overcome and how? How can individuals and community groups be involved in implementation?

    RSVP/Questions: colleen@ecoplan.ca

    Can't make it? Contact the project team (colleen@ecoplan.ca) and we can work with you individually to get your input.

    This workshop relates specifically to the Economic Action Strategy. If you are interested in the Place Branding process, sign up for updates by emailing colleen@ecoplan.ca).

  • Thanks for Attending the Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Project Drop-in Open House

    What do you want the economy of Lantzville to look like in three, five or ten years? What are your ideas for what we (District, community groups, individuals) can do to get there? What are our unique traits that we should highlight in the Lantzville community brand?

    MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT - Thanks for joining us for the Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Drop-in Open House to discuss and provide comment on Lantzville's economic plan and community brand.

    WHERE: Costin Hall, 7232 Lantzville Rd

    WHEN: 6:30 - 8:30pm - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Questions about the Lantzville's Economic Plan and Community Brand Process? Visit lantzvillebeyond.com, or contact the Project Team at 604.228.1855 ext. 6 or by email at colleen@ecoplan.ca.

    Click on the links below to view the Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Select Committee Meeting Schedule and background information:

  • March 2018 Community Update - Special Edition - Economic Development

  • Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Select Committee Meeting Scheduled - Updated June 15, 2018

  • Economic Development Strategic Plan and Community Branding Select Committee Terms of Reference - Approved July 24, 2017 & Updated February 8, 2018

    For more information contact:

    Frank Limshue, Community Planner
    Telephone: 250.390.4006, ext.115
    Email: frank@lantzville.ca

    Ronald Campbell, Chief Administrative Officer
    Telephone: 250.390.4006, ext.116
    Email: ronaldcampbell@lantzville.ca

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